January 23, 2014 - IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk performed, exhibited, and presented her work at the annual Modern Language Association conference in Chicago. Amaranth spoke on a panel about "Critical Making in the Digital Humanities" where presenters made a case for hands-on projects that extend students' ability to engage critically with theoretical issues. A preliminary version of her project Abra, which received an Expanded Artists' Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, was shown as part of the exhibit Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art. Borsuk also read at a lively off-site reading, The Vulnerable Rumble, curated by the Red Rover reading series. The reading featured a wide array of established and emerging writers and has been written up on Jacket2 and in the Boston Review. Finally, Borsuk's book Handiwork was also just reviewed by Lucy Biederman for the Jewish Book Council.